I Stopped Buying Overpriced Face Tools Because These 10 Cheap Ones Work Better


I wish I could tell you the saying "You get what you pay for" is 100% valid in regard to today's beauty market, but I've tried too many inexpensive miracle workers and too many underwhelming investments to confirm that without having to cross my fingers behind my back. I hate to break it to you, but when it comes to face tools, in particular, there are way more cash-grabbing booby traps than satisfying expenditures at stake. And sometimes, it's hard to tell what's what. Just because a fancy skincare device has a famous name or a hefty price tag doesn't mean it's worthy of your hard-earned dollars, and after many disappointments (and years of trying practically every gadget out there), I can tell you the best way to go about your face tool shopping is by word of mouth and review scouting. 

Amazon is one of the best places to start for the latter—there are literally thousands of products to be pored over, and ultra-honest reviews and ratings are never wanting. Shit gets real real fast in the Amazon review section, and you'll find all the uncensored experiences, TMI photos, and final consensuses you need to help you choose what to say yay or nay to in the name of tools and devices. However, it's very easy to fall into a black hole once you dive into Amazon's beauty offerings, so we did some of the dirty work for you and found the best inexpensive face tools that work just as well as, or better than, the expensive, overpriced ones. Plus, we're even including some of our favorite skincare products to pair them with to maximize your results. Keep scrolling! So many great deals await. 

The Best Tools

Blackhead Vacuum

Microcurrent Device

Cooling Eye Wand

Warming Cleansing Device

Face Steamer

3D Face Roller & T-Shaped Massage Tool

Facial Razor

Microneedling Device

Face Roller & Gua Sha

Ice Roller

The Best Skincare Products to Use Them With

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.